Goats and management.?

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Question by Mister: Goats and management.?
I have to create a snakes and ladders game about goats. At the end of each snake/ladder will be the consequence of the event at the beginnin go fthe snake or ladder.
one of the positives i have is: goats controll weeds –> weed free garden
some examples for cows: good rain –> higer production, but it sounds lame.

Could you help me find some other good positive things for goats?

please also tell me the consequence.

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4 Responses to Goats and management.?

  1. HUmm sorry i dont have idea bout this…

    Anneliese Jc21
    February 18, 2014 at 4:42 pm

  2. Goats love to eat and do very well when eating weeds and brush, thus improving pastures and making them more desirable for cattle and horses. Goats will also eat themselves out of house and home, killing all brush and weeds. Goats will strip the bark off of trees, killing them. This is good if brush control is your goal but not when they kill the apple trees in your yard. Goats are curious and personable, making them good pets. Their curiosity also gets them into trouble when they get into things or places they shouldn’t (like on the top of a brand new, hours old Chrysler convertable car) or they hang themselves with a piece of baling twine.

    February 18, 2014 at 4:59 pm

  3. less kudzu, use goats milk to make money, use goat hair for fabric, use goat manure to grow plants, and goats are good companions

    February 18, 2014 at 5:24 pm

  4. Goats used for brush control = fewer fires, and less damage to homes/property

    Goats run in pasture with horses, cattle or sheep, means more fodder for the other animals, because the goats will eat the weeds, and brambles before anything else. When the weeds and brambles are gone, there is actually more graze for the other livestock.

    Manure from the goats can be sold/used for gardens, as it is an EXCELENT fertilizer.

    Goats produce milk which is the closest to human breast milk, so it is actually very good for humans.

    Goats were the fist domesticated animal.

    Goats can live/eat in places humans simply cannot grow crops. Because of this, goats can allow humans to live in marginal lands where they otherwise could not survive.

    Goats have less fat in their meat than SKINLESS breast of chicken.

    Goats have more iron in their meat than beef.

    Goats can produce more meat in less time, and with less water, space, and fodder than cattle can.

    Goats can clear land of toxic plants, like poison ivy/poison oak which humans do not want to touch, and certainly do not want to burn (NEVER BURN POISON IVY OR OAK, THE SMOKE IS TOXIC).

    Goats make excellent companion animals, and are actually wonderful pets, especially for people who enjoy hiking.

    Permaculture homesteading/farming over 20 years

    February 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm

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